Saturday, April 5, 2008



If you know me well, you know that I have complete and total disdain for Eeyore. He is so negative, gloomy and defeated; my friend and I call it the "spirit of Eeyore". This picture goes perfectly with his attitude! I can feel it I am getting fired up already and that is how I get everytime I talk about him, think about him or see him. We all have our issues and Eeyore is one of mine.

One day while watching Pooh's Heffalump Movie, with my daughter, I lost it. Througout the movie he was carrying all this stuff on his back including, but not limited to a grandfather clock. He was uncharacteristically annoying and gloomy, even for Eeyore, in this movie. I looked at my daughter and asked her, "Do you know what is wrong with Eeyore?" Then immediately answered my own question with, "I'll tell ya what's wrong with Eeyore, he doesn't know Jesus."

Many people walk around everyday just like Eeyore and you know them, you may even live with them. The sad truth is many of them are Christians. The bible says we are more than conquerors through him who loved us, does that come across in our attitudes? Or do we resemble Eeyore in more ways than we care to admit?

I found this book on-line, so I guess I am not the only one who has issues with Eeyore:

Living with Eeyore: How to Positively Love the Negative People in Your Life


Writeaway said...

I'm smiling because I never thought about the spirit of Eeyore. So true! Bob's thing is the Flintstones - Fred's whole premise of marriage is lying to his wife. He hates that cartoon. And he says most cartoons are based on lying and then getting out of it. Good point. I don't hate a cartoon character, but I hate Halloween. Does that count?

Mari said...

Halloween - that would be a post in itself!

AtlantaMama said...

Agree!! And even some cartoons that you like or think are Ok will change it up on you and throw in a topic that is aweful. i.e. Today's Backyardigans that veered off into wizardry and magic. Yikes.
Love the Eeyore example and that your sweet girl said, He just needs Jesus!! How true.

Kim said...

Love this post. I grew up watching the Sunday evening Pooh show on ABC and I never thought about him that way - reminds me of my brother. Great outlook and a great example to use when teaching children.

Candy Abbott said...

Mari, just a quick note to say how much I'm enjoying your blog. Whatever topic you choose, you have a knack for making me think . . . much like how Jesus used His parables. Surely you are drawing many closer to Christ. Your writing is anointed.

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